Local News

Some Cary Residents in Recycling Limbo

Posted January 14, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— There are a few mini-mountains of recyclables piling up in some Cary neighborhoods as the town's contract with a private recycling company nears an end.

Cary's contract with Sun Shares of Durham expires February 1, 1997, and will not be renewed.

About 23,500 residents participate in recycling, but many of them are having to find other ways to dispose of such waste. Cary Resident Janet Meaders says her garage has become a temporary holding center.

According to Mike Bajorek, Cary's director of public works, the town will begin its own collections soon, and officials are asking for patience.

Cary has seven trucks and is hiring 19 new employees to handle collections. Bajorek says not all areas are without service.

Officials advise that there are 10 recycling drop-off sites at schools for those who don't want to watch the debris pile up. The system should be in full swing by March 15.